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AMD Celebrates Five Years Of GPUOpen

25. Leden 2021 - 21:17
Today marks five years since AMD began the GPUOpen initiative for providing more open-source Radeon GPU code projects, code samples, and more for better engaging GPU/game developers in the open...

Mozilla Announces "Open Web Docs" Following Last Year's Layoffs

25. Leden 2021 - 18:51
Last year during the big round of layoffs at Mozilla the entire Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) writers team was laid off. That was a particularly sad blow considering how valuable the MDN documentation has been to web developers as a very useful resource. Today the Mozilla folks are announced Open Web Docs in seemingly looking to have the community take over...

Patched Linux 5.11 Continues Looking Great For AMD Ryzen/EPYC Performance

25. Leden 2021 - 17:37
While the initial AMD Linux 5.11 performance regression written about at the end of last year was of much concern given the performance hits to AMD Zen 2 / Zen 3 processors with the out-of-the-box "Schedutil" governor, with a pending patch the regression is not only addressed but in various workloads we continue seeing better performance than even compared to Linux 5.10. Here is the latest from several more days of extensive performance testing.

VKD3D-Proton Begins Working On DirectX 12 Ray-Tracing Atop Vulkan

25. Leden 2021 - 16:25
Those working on VKD3D-Proton as the Direct3D 12 implementation atop the Vulkan API are beginning to work on DirectX Ray-Tracing support but it isn't yet ready for gamers...

Intel Alder Lake S Graphics Support Nearing The Mainline Linux Kernel

25. Leden 2021 - 15:32
It looks like the open-source Intel kernel driver enablement work for the "Alder Lake S" processors coming to market late in the year will soon have the support mainlined in the kernel...

Apache Software Foundation Saw Assigned CVEs Up 24%, Security Issues Up 53% For 2020

25. Leden 2021 - 15:07
The Apache Software Foundation that oversees 340+ Apache projects saw a measurable rise in security related issues during the course of 2020...

Vulkan 1.2.168 Released With Two New Extensions

25. Leden 2021 - 12:24
Today's Vulkan 1.2.168 specification update brings the usual specification corrections/clarifications while also introducing two new KHR extensions...

UBports Aiming For An Exciting 2021 With Ubuntu Touch

25. Leden 2021 - 10:37
Last week marked the last Q/A session for the UBports' Ubuntu Touch team working to advance the Linux smartphone platform where they laid out some of their upcoming objectives...

Alder Lake S Support Added To Intel's Open-Source Media Driver

25. Leden 2021 - 6:07
Last quarter Intel began upstreaming their open-source Alder Lake S graphics support for Linux. It hasn't been too big of a feat or revealed many details since it's still Gen12 / Xe graphics seen since Tiger Lake. But it's been coming along and over the past month is now wired up into Intel's open-source Media Driver stack too...

Linux 5.11-rc5 Kernel Released Following A Busy Sunday

25. Leden 2021 - 2:27
The fifth weekly release candidate of Linux 5.11 is now available for testing...

Pyston 2.1 Is Blowing Past Python 3.8/3.9 Performance

24. Leden 2021 - 19:38
With this past week's release of Pyston 2.1 as an alternative Python interpreter I was curious to see how the performance compared to that of upstream Python... So here are some weekend benchmarks with a Ryzen 9 5900X system...

GNU Binutils 2.36 Released With Support For Intel AMX, AVX VNNI, Key Locker

24. Leden 2021 - 16:15
GNU Binutils 2.36 is out today as the latest version of this collection of binary utilities for Linux/open-source systems...

Learn To Get Involved In Linux Kernel Development This Spring

24. Leden 2021 - 14:49
The Linux kernel mentor program for the spring 2021 period is now accepting applications...

Intel Has A New Driver For Linux 5.12: Reporting Your Laptop's Hinge/Keyboard Angle

24. Leden 2021 - 12:40
Intel's latest open-source Linux driver contribution is a hinge driver that is set to debut with Linux 5.12...

GTK4 Toolkit Seeing More Improvements To Its OpenGL Renderer

24. Leden 2021 - 9:33
While GTK 4.0 has been released, there still is major work to look forward to with future GTK4 releases. One area seeing recent and ongoing improvements is with the toolkit's OpenGL renderer...

GCC's JIT Library Is No Longer Considered "Alpha" Quality

24. Leden 2021 - 6:15
With the upcoming GCC 11 compiler release the GNU compiler's just-in-time (JIT) library is no longer considered to be of alpha quality...

Nouveau X.Org Driver Sees First Release In Two Years

24. Leden 2021 - 2:08
Two years and nine patches later, xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.17 is out as the latest X.Org driver update for this open-source NVIDIA driver component...

Linux 5.12 To Allow Voltage/Temperature Reporting On Some ASRock Motherboards

23. Leden 2021 - 19:43
Voltage, temperature, and fan speed reporting among desktop motherboards under Linux remains one of the unfortunate areas even in 2021... Many SIO ICs remain publicly undocumented and the Linux driver support is often left up to the community and usually through reverse-engineering. Thus the mainline Linux kernel support is left to suffer especially among newer desktop motherboards. At least for Linux 5.12 some ASRock motherboards will begin seeing their voltage/temperature reporting now function...

The First Online Conference Is Happening Today For The Godot Game Engine

23. Leden 2021 - 14:00
For those interested in Godot as the premiere open-source 2D/3D game engine or just looking for some interesting technical talks to enjoy this weekend, the first GodotCon Online is today...

The State of GNOME 40's Threaded Input

23. Leden 2021 - 13:29
One of many improvements we have been looking forward to with GNOME 40 is Mutter now having a separate input thread with its native back-end for Wayland...